Support You Need During Pregnancy and How to Get It

By Nicole Pajer
Reviewed by Susan Ko, Ph.D.
May 22, 2023

You’ll see a doctor or midwife throughout your pregnancy for prenatal visits. But in addition to medical support, it's important to have social support.

Pregnancy is filled with surging hormones, a changing body, and life changes too. There’s plenty of room for worries, anxieties, and fears. And the risk of mental health concerns increases.

Anxiety and/or depression may affect around 20–40% of pregnant people. Without social support, the risk may be even higher, according to research.